16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hiroshima
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 8 nights

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Okonomimura has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Hiroshima dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kasuga Grand Shrine, Todai-ji Temple, Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hokan-ji Temple Yasaka no To, Kodai-ji Temple, Chion-in Temple, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Nijo Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, look for gifts at Pokemon Center Kyoto, explore the wide array of goods at Daimaru Kyoto, then shop like a local with Shinkyogoku Shopping District, and finally wander the streets of Pontocho District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Konchi-in, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You've added Jujo Ginza Shopping Arcade, Sunamachi Ginza Shopping Street, Kagurazaka, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ninomaru Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Neighborhood
Takeshita Street
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
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